Christopher Puller

???? - 1789


London merchant, co-investor in a single slave-voyage in which he is given as 'C. Pullis', in 1786, and Director of the Bank of England. Little to date has been traced about his business as 'exports merchant', which was in partnership with his son Richard, although it is known that the Pullers were claimants for losses on St Eustatius after Rodney's plunder of it in 1781.

  1. Will of Christopher Puller merchant of Broad Street Buildings proved 07/01/1790. He had, he said, recently married his daughter to William Blaauw, and had given her a marriage portion, and she would be entitled under an appointment several years' prior under his own marriage settlement to shares in the 'Edystone [sic] Lighthouse: he therefore left her only £100. He left £500 each to his grandchildren, children of his son Richard, who was his residuary heir. He gave rings to all the directors of the Bank of England.


TASTDB voyage no. 82679, of the Mentor, owners C. Pullis, R. Pullis and William Lyttleton as co-owner and captain, London-Gambia-Kingston. The misattribution as 'Pulls' appears to arise in the underlying source material, the Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council Appointed for the Consideration of All Matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations (1789), in which among the vessels from which enslaved people were consigned to Alexander Lindo, appears the Mentor with owners given as 'C. and R. Pulllis'; Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, DE/Gp/F14: Indenture of copartnership Between Christopher Puller, Harry Blencowe and Richard Puller in export merchants' business Date: 1768; TNA HCA 42/149.

  1. PROB 11/1187/53.

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